How to boost your Self Esteem?
22 Jan 07
hey, i am used to be like that when i was still in elementary.. but i've overcome 50% of it when i reached high school.. having a lot of friends is my number one suggestion.. join in work groups and organizations in your area.. try to speak up.. join in competitions and always try to participate in class discussions.. second is, believe in yourself..think of the things you can do and FORGET all your past experiences when you were embarrased or anything.. if you think you cannot do it, then you wouldn't be able to.. third is the nike slogan.. JUST DO IT.
5 Feb 07
I am sorry to hear that you have a low self-esteem. I think we all tend to go through that at one point or another. I know when I am feeling down or I am unable to see any good about myself, that.. I will try to do things to cheer myself up.. I will give you a few examples as maybe then you could try them then yourself.. - I know that something that helps me when I am unable to see anything good about myself is by.. Creating a list of 10 things that I hate/dislike about myself.. I then afterwards will make a list of 10 things that I love about myself.. And then afterwards I will take the list of things that I hate/dislike about myself & I will trash the piece of paper! I then will instead keep the second list & I will read it whenever I am feeling bad about myself.. Or whenever someone else makes me feel bad about myself as well. You should try it as it sometimes helps to give one a boost when they are feeling down! . . - Try to do things that you know your good at. You could try volunteering somewhere, or even helping a family member.. By doing these types of things it helps one to give themselves some pride, but also self-esteem at the same time. - Try to do things to help someone else that may need your assistance or help. I know that when I am able to help someone that it helps to lift me up. It's a rewarding feeling at the end of the day.. Even if it something such as picking up something for someone, or even if when you may be at the grocery store & you see someone who is unable to carry their own groceries. I believe there's nothing more rewarding then the feeling that you had helped someone.. - Try to hang around people who are positive.. People who make you feel good about yourself. Being around these type of people makes one not concentrate on the bad traits they may have.. But instead it makes a person to feel a lot more positive about there image, but also who they are as a person to! - Try every once in a while to congratulate yourself when you did something right or even when things go right. Even if it may be little things such as remembering to give a friend a call on there birthday or even showing up on time for work. I know this has helped me out a great deal in the past when I have done this! . . - Also before you end up going to sleep at the end of the night.. Try to come up with a list of things that made you happy throughout the day.. Or things you had felt like you had accomplished.. That may be things such as.. Remembering to pick up something, or having someone smile at you out of no where, etc.. In conclusion.. I hope I have been able to give you a few idea's on what to do to help boost your self-esteem a little bit.. In all honesty we all have the power to change things.. Try to surround yourself with people who are positive, but also make you feel good about yourself at the end of the day.. Sometimes doing the things that I have listed above or making even small changes.. Can truly make a big difference in one's life.. I wish you all the best of luck.. Thanks for allowing me to share! xx